Latest posts by Dovefromabove

crawling bugs in my soil - is it safe to use?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:59

Can't see them very well, but from a distance they look as if they may be cutworms - they've really enjoyed the conditions you provided them with.  I don't cover soil because it prevents the birds getting rid of the bugs for you - they're not harmful to humans but they may eat some of your plants - I'd just rake the soil over and leave it for a few days - the blackbirds and robins will come and eat them and by the time the weather is suitable for planting the bugs will be gone

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:26

Speaking of knitting, at last I've got the vee neck of Wonky's jumper done properly - now for the armholes .......


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:34

Have a lovely birthday Lesley


Private Messaging

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:17

Some people are arrogant - they think, 'this can't possibly apply to me' ...  but that's usually the very person they're trying to stop.

Private Messaging

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:32

Yes, the Secret Garden element of the site is up and running - there will be more changes towards the end of March.

Upload Photos

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:11

Or of course, if you have the image you want on your laptop/tablet etc, then you don't have to Google for a picture.

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 09:50

Gabions done well are fantastic - I loved the one on Monty's Big Dreams the other evening, with the ferns planted among the stones

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:59

Built a distance away, as alongside a main road with the noise all coming from one direction and where it skirts a housing development, a gabion wall with stone at the surface and a softer/dense material filling the inner will work.  But it is the dense material in the inside of the gabion that absorbs the sound.  The stones are there to provide the structure. 

I feel that when you're dealing with a noise source that is close by, and surrounded by buildings with brick walls which will bounce the sound around, soft surfaces which absorb sound will work better.

I may be wrong but it's what I would do.

Private Messaging

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:20

This thread has been flagged up to the Mods - they will deal with it when they are in the office. 

May be best left alone now?  Don't want to inflate its importance   

Hello thinking about getting a few chickens

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:16

Hi Jess

I love chickens and used to keep lots on our smallholding - however we're older now and have moved and don't have chickens any more.  You'll find lots of help on this forum

Hope that helps

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